Kevyn Lee and Darren Wellington are the founders and owners of Fluffy’s Sno-Balls: A New Orleans Original. Kevyn have been making quality gourmet sno-balls since the age of 12, at his grandmother’s local store in his hometown of New Orleans, where he was born and raised. Kevyn’s grandmother taught him all the recipes and told him, “To never skimp on quality & flavor.”
It has been Kevyn’s dream to create Fluffy’s Sno-Balls and bring this deliciously tasting shaved ice confection to California. His approach was to create a non-traditional and sophisticated authentic New Orleans sno-ball restaurant by reinventing the New Orleans sno-ball.
Darren Wellington was introduced to New Orleans sno-balls and the richness of the culture through Kevyn. Darren tasted his first sno-ball made by Kevyn and was blown away by the flavors and fluffiness of ice. Darren encouraged Kevyn to open a restaurant believing that their sno-balls is what everyone wants and need. In the middle of the 2021 Covid-19 pandemic they worked tirelessly to ensure that they would provide the best products to their customers. They spent 4 months specifically formulating, at the start each of the 35+ flavors. The quality and consistency of the flavors was so important to them that they had panels of native New Orleanians taste-test and validate the accuracy of flavors. With full panel approvals, the pair knew it was time to execute and bring the product to market. Since opening their doors, Fluffy’s Sno-Balls has increased their flavor options from 35 flavors to well over 55+ flavor options. All Fluffy’s Sno-Balls are made with high quality ingredients, pure cane sugar, or aspartame and all products are recyclable and biodegradable. Additionally, all products offered at Fluffy’s Sno-Balls are directly imported from the City of New Orleans.
True to Kevyn’s southern upbringing, the customer experience is of the highest caliber; Kevyn & Darren deliver white glove service to their customers, serving them their delectable, sno-balls on a platter.
Our founder Kevyn Lee arrived in Los Angeles, California as a result of Hurricane Katrina, after completing his undergraduate studies at the illustrious Tuskegee University. One of the first places where Kevyn sought peace and solace in Los Angeles was at the beach; Venice Beach specifically. As Kevyn walked along the boardwalk that hot summer day, he looked for a cool treat. The only options that were available were ice cream and frozen yogurt. Kevyn immediately thought that what Venice Beach was missing was a Sno-ball stand. After many years later of frequenting Venice Beach Kevyn noticed that sno-balls were still missing and could be the perfect addition to the area. Kevyn became passionate about bringing a sno-ball restaurant to SoCal and would use his 15+ years of high level senior operations experience by starting his own company. In 2020, Covid-19 stormed the world. Kevyn & Darren spent majority of their time in quarantine planning and plotting the perfect sno-ball restaurant. As fate would have it all the stars seemed to align, and Covid-19 would soon be controlled through the announcement of multiple vaccinations. Kevyn & Darren looked at this moment as a sign to establish Fluffy’s Sno-Balls LLC in 2021. Fluffy’s Sno-balls was created with love, fun and a passion for a quality gourmet sno-ball.
Our Core Values
Fluffy’s Sno-balls was created with fun, love and passion for a quality gourmet sno-ball.
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